Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Odds
The visiting Celtics hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Air Canada Centre against the Raptors.
The Celtics will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 19-25-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Raptors are 25-22-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Boston is 22-24-1 on the totals; Toronto is 24-24.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Raptors - Celtics odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 23 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Celtics sit at No. 20. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-95 win for the Celtics.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 13-ranked offense (97.5 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 10 at 96 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 44.3% from the field per game, less than the Celtics have managed so far this season (46% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 99.9 points per game when playing on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 106-104 winner as they battled the Clippers at home. The Celtics covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 210 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Celtics got 22 points from Paul Pierce as Boston ran past Los Angeles 106-104 on Sunday at TD Garden.
The Raptors were a 100-85 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Rudy Gay went off for 29 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Miami defeated Toronto, 100-85 at Air Canada Centre.
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Celtics at Raptors trends to consider:
Boston is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Toronto's last 18 games at home
Toronto is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Boston
Boston home to LA Lakers, Thursday, February 7
Toronto at Indiana, Friday, February 8